Published On: Fri, Nov 20th, 2015

Curaçao tightens border controls

NavarroWILLEMSTAD - After the attacks in Paris, a week ago today, Curaçao has also tightened its border controls. This is according to the outgoing Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro.

The authorities are stricter now with the entry of foreigners and also the police actions against illegal foreigners on the island have been tightened. Controversial groups are monitored. The Minister did not indicate which groups he was talking about.

Navarro stressed that there was no evidence of terrorist threats, but that Curaçao is alert. Tensions were high when the day following the massacre in Paris, three Syrians were arrested in Sint Maarten. They traveled with stolen Greek passports. There is still no indication that these three are connected to terrorism, but according to the Minister, it is reason to keep a watchful eye.

Curaçao also provides a contribution to the fight against terrorism. “Curaçao’s contribution in the fight against terrorism is that we have adopted legislations in order to prevent the financing of terrorist activities from taking place,” said the Justice Minister.

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